Adverse drug event data is available: Why isn’t it being used?

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According to Brian Overstreet, “there are significant differences in adverse events among the six current Hepatitis C drugs. The rate of hospitalization associated with Incivek, for example, is nearly 21 times higher than treatment with either Harvoni or Sovaldi. This means while the price of Incivek is cheaper, Harvoni and Sovaldi may be safer and ultimately less expensive when you factor in total costs, including what Medicaid may have to pay long term for patients affected by negative side effects.” Via The Hill. Posted July 29, 2015.
–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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